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Sermon About Youth in Church and Ministry

 Sermon About Youth in Church and Ministry

Despite his youth and the obvious pressure to conform,  Daniel “purposed in his heart “to uphold the law of God” no matter what the cost

What does the Bible teach concerning youth?

Trust God from one’s youth-Psa. 71:5

Remember now thy creator-Eccle. 12:1

“Be thou an example”-I Tim. 4:12

Youth ministry is one of the most important ministries in our churches today.  How do we reach young people? What should we teach them?

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1.  Preparing youth for adulthood

Pastors often face unique challenges that other pastors don't encounter. They must balance the needs of the youth in their care while also preparing them for adulthood.

Young people are often pressured to do that which is sinful … why?

Lack of knowledge or experience

Lack of confidence or trust

“Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, I have no pleasure in them.”

- Eccl. 12:1

2.  Youth be authentic.

The Devil uses the same pressures in all generations. Let us examine some young people in the Bible and the pressures they faced

Rehoboam – the pressure of worldly advice (1 K. 12:6-11; Psa. 101:6-7; 119:63)

Amnon – the pressure of sex (2 Sam. 13:3-14; 2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Cor. 6:18)

The pressure of revolt (Prov. 30:11-14; 2 Tim. 3:2; 1 Pet. 5:5)

Don't Let Them Go Home Empty.

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word.”- Ps. 119:9

The Pastor also need to be relevant. You need to understand the culture of your church and community. You need to know how to communicate effectively with teens and adults alike. You need to know when to lead and when to follow.


3. The church has not been charged with the entertainment of the youth.

The church DOES have the authority to teach young people the gospel (Ephesians 6:1;Colossians 3:20. )

It’s easy to think that youth ministry is just about giving youngs something to do. But there’s more to it than that. 

There’s a lot of responsibility involved in leading youth groups. You need to make sure that every people feels welcome and included. 

You need to help them develop skills and confidence so that they can become leaders themselves someday. And you need to keep an eye out for any potential issues before they turn into bigger problems.

Honor Parents

Respect (Prov. 23:22; 31:28)

Care (1 Tim. 5:4, 16; Exo. 20:12)

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4. Know the youths

In order to lead youth effectively, you need to understand who they are as individuals. You need to know what interests them, what motivates them, and how they learn. Then you need to communicate with them using language they understand. This will allow you to connect with them and build relationships.

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity”

- I Tim. 4:12

And how do we keep them engaged?  

In order to effectively lead youth groups, youth ministers need to understand the developmental stages of childhood and adolescence. This will help them better understand the needs of each age group. It's also important to recognize that every child is different. 

Young people can overcome the devil (1 Jn. 2:13-14)

Put God first always (Psa. 144:12,15; Eccl. 12:1)

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Author: Ronaldo G. Silva. Graduated in Theology. Professor of Homiletics. Postgraduate in Education.
 
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